The goal of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is to combat poverty; the revitalization of low-income communities and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient.  The Community Services Block Grant is designed to help low-income individuals and families: secure and retain meaningful employment; attain an adequate education; improve the use of available income; obtain adequate housing; obtain emergency assistance; including health and nutrition services; remove obstacles which block the achievement of self-sufficiency; and achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community.  


Participants in this project receive activities and services that will lead them to self sufficiency through increased income as a result of obtaining training and employment. 


Program components include but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Work Readiness Training
  • Support Services or Emergency Services
  • School Age Tutorial


To be eligible for the assistance, a family must meet the income requirements per the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 


To apply please click link below and a member of our team will contact you.



Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund.

NEED, Inc. has completed an application to administer the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act supplemental funds to support a range of locally identified services and strategies focused on residents with low-incomes in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties. These supplemental funds called CARES NC specifically targets individuals and families that have incomes below the 200% poverty rate and unmet needs as a result of COVID-19. Funding supports emergency assistance activities including but not limited to employment, education, health, transportation and housing.

The grant will cover a projected fiscal year from July 2020 – September 2021. Public comments are welcome on our Contact Tab page.

For Emergency Assistance Requests, please bring:

  • Emergency assistance Past Due Bill and/or Invoice (rent invoice, light bill invoice, etc.)
  • Copy of Photo ID
  • Most recent paycheck stub
  • Signed Intake form, COVID Checklist, Self-Declaration and Privacy Rights Waiver forms

(Please print and mail to PO Box 2346 Rocky Mount or drop off the Intake, Self-Declaration and Privacy Rights Waiver Forms to 200 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Please allow Case Managers up to 48 hours for application review and allow up to two weeks to process payments due to high volume of applications.)

CSBG/Family Development Director
Julius Moody

Click Here: Basic Intake Emergency Services Application
Click Here: Self-Declaration Statement & Privacy Rights Waiver